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Carleton E. Watkins
Nationality: 
american
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1829
Birth Place: 
Oneonta, New York
Death Date: 
1916
Born Carleton Eugene Watkins. Some books give 1825 as his birthdate, but 1829 seems more reliable. Went to California 1851/1852. Studied photography with Robert Vance in San Francisco 1854. Own studio by 1861, specialized in views. Yosemite Gallery in 1867. Bankrupt in 1874, negatives printed by I.W. Taber in 1870’s and 1880’s. Continued work in 1890’s. Studio destroyed 1906 earthquake. Died 1916.